​Oneida County History Center

Make Your Mark in History 

World War I Centennial: New York and Utica in the Great War

13th annual ochc telethon raises over $24,000!

Our selfie scavenger hunt returns this August! Explore Mohawk Valley history through this interactive, county-wide scavenger hunt.  Grab your camera to learn about the people, places, and events that shaped Oneida County and your community. Clue sheet and instructions coming soon!

Programs & events


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Historical Selfie Scavenger Hunt 

August 1st - 31st, 2018

Two New Exhibits Coming in August!

Research Library, Exhibits, Bookstore

Hours of Operation

Monday-Friday, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm

*Closed Friday, July 20 - Tuesday, July 24, 2018*

Rediscover the golden age of downtown Utica. The streets were lined with wall to wall department stores, theaters, restaurants, and much more. Come relive your fondest memories. 

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The Oneida County History Center raised over $24,000 during our 13th annual telethon held on Tuesday, April 3, 2018 from 6:30-8:00 pm. The telethon was broadcast live on WUTR-TV from the history center’s main gallery and encouraged community members and organizations to call in and pledge. Thank you to the many individuals and organizations who showed their support.
Welcome to the Oneida County History Center, where history is yours to discover, explore, and enjoy!

Downtown at its Best

presented by the Masonic Care Community

Membership is one of the most rewarding ways to experience Oneida County's past, present, and future.
Explore the impact of the Great War on Utica and Oneida County and the region's role in this international battle. 
August 1 through August 31, 2018 - Historical Selfie Scavenger Hunt

​Saturday, September 15 from 3:00-5:00 pm - Mohawk Valley Latino Association Program and Meeting

Wednesday, September 19 at 5:30 pm- The History and Archaeology of the Mt. Vernon Glassworks

​Wednesday, September 26 at 5:30 pm- Underground Railroad: The 1836 Escape, Arrest, and Rescue in Utica of George and Harry Bird

Wednesday, October 3 at 5:00 pm- Oneida County Historical Hall of Fame & Living Legends Awards Banquet at Hart's Hill 

Saturday, October 6 at 1:00 pm - Adirondack Mysteries, Volume 3 Book Signing

Saturday, October 13 at 1:00 pm - Golden Spirit, Golden Book: How Utica aided Poland in World War I

Saturday, October 20 at 1:00 pm - Italian Heritage Day with the Italian Heritage Club and Frank Tomaino

Saturday, October 27 at 1:00 pm - Ethnicity, Alliance, Family and War: Scots-Irish Immigration and Defense of the New York Frontier, 1740 to 1778